While Canada is known for its diverse weather (and is mistakenly known in some parts of the world as enduring extreme cold all months of the year), our relationship with Mother Nature is a little complicated. One afternoon it will be 20°C and that same evening, it could go down to below 0°C. Although sometimes these temperature changes are desirable (it’s officially December tomorrow and we’ve only had one or two light dustings of snow this season – WOOT!), these changes in weather patterns come with several challenges, one of them being the ever-evolving human wardrobe.
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So as many couples know, in a relationship, the man is often referred to as ‘Mr. Fix It’ or the ‘Handyman’. But we all know that women are just as capable of doing good handy work and even those who steer away from getting their hands dirty can benefit from having power tools (or components used for them) around the house.
Are you still stopping off at Timmy’s, Starbucks or Rotten Ronnie’s on your way in to work for a quick bite? That $5 a day could go towards better things if you make your own breakfast burritos, at a fraction of the cost. We’ve done this a few times now and ours only cost about $1.50 each and are made with fresh ingredients - here’s how!
At this point of the year, Ontarians are starting to prepare for what’s to come. Those of us in southwestern Ontario have had a bit of frost, but no snow… yet. It’s a good time to do a check-up, not only for tire safety, but for emergency supplies too.
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.